Boondi Ladoo / Diwali Classic Sweet

22 Oct 2011

Boondi Ladoo: 

Boondi Ladoo is an All time favorite Indian Sweet. This scrumptious looking and heavenly tasting ladoos are prepared  on several special occasions and festivals..!

Delicious Ladoos can be prepared easily.  The main ingredients are   chickpea flour / besan flour / gram flour,  ghee, sugar syrup, cardamom and cashewnuts. 

Here comes the recipe of Boodhi Ladoo  made at home from generations..:)


  • Besan flour                   - 1 ½ cup
  • Rice flour                      - 2 tbsp
  • Salt                              - a pinch
  • Sugar                           - 2 cups
  • Oil                                - to fry
  • Ghee                            - 2 tbsp
  • Cashew                         -10 to 12
  • Raisins                         - ¼ cup
  • Cloves                          - 5 to 6
  • Cardamom                    - 5
  • Saffron                         - few strands


  1. Take besan flour, rice flour and salt in a wide vessel.
  2. Add water and mix well to bajji batter consistency.
  3. In another pan, take sugar and ¾ cup of water.
  4. Allow to boil with stirring.
  5. Make a sticky syrup of one thread consistency.
  6. Now heat oil in a wide kadai or wok.
  7. Through a boondi karandi / sieve , pour some of the batter.
  8. Fry the boodhi in medium heat with quick stirring.
  9. When they’re slightly golden color and stops sizzling, remove from heat.
  10. The boodhis shouldn’t turn crisp in oil, then the ladoos wont be soft and tasty.
  11. It should only be ¾ th done.
  12. Now drop the fried  boondhis, in the hot  sugar syrup.
  13. Repeat the process with the rest of the batter.
  14. Heat a 2 tbsp of ghee.
  15. Roast cashew, cardamom, cloves and raisins to golden.
  16. Add this and saffron strands  to the  soaked boondhi. Mix well.
  17. While the boodhi mixture is still warm, shape it to round ladoos.
  18. Allow to cool. It will become soft & moist.
  19. Lipsmacking ladoos ready to enjoy..!

  1. Can be stored in air tight containers for 10 days and in refrigerator for more than 20 days.

Quick Links:

·       Moongdal Ladoo

·       Besan Ladoo

·       Rava Ladoo

45 Yummy Comments:

pavani reddy said...

my family makes the ladoos for all major ocassions and we cant imagine our wedding without these ladoos...

yummy and delicious clicks .........

Uma said...
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Uma said...

Wow, laddus look so tempting. Yummy :).

Thanks for visiting my blog.

-Trendy Relish

Yumm and tempting Laddus luk invitingly delicious.Luv it

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Boondi ladoos looks to be awesome. Excellent preparation.

Hamaree Rasoi

Asiya said...

Love laddoos and these look fantastic!

Shema George said...

Wow Jay, this looks absolutely mouth I wish I could get a bite of it right now !!!!

Dzoli said...

Yes happy holiday.You litlle jewels look awesome.Thank you;)

Nisa Homey said...

Laddos look soooooo tempting... YUM!

Rani acharyulu said...

Wow Jay, love to grab that plate of laddoos,they looks so tempting..perfect sweet for Diwali!

layaa said...

Great ladoos jay,my child's most fav.Amazing clicks makes me drooling.

Prathima Rao said...

Yummy laddoos!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

grace said...

i love cashews and cardamom, so these little nibbles are very appealing!

I love the flavors of cashew and cardamom together! I also like that you used chickpea flour. Very nice!

Lenia said...

They look so tempting!xxx

yummychunklet said...

Love the cashews in these snacks!

Hari Chandana said...

Woww.. looks absolutely perfect and delicious.. awesome clicks too.. thanks for sharing :)
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Priya said...

Woww my fav laddoos, super tempting..

Srimathi said...

I love Ladoos I am thinking of making some for deepavali.You are inspiring me to make some too.

These look lovely. I have eaten these types of sweets before but never made them, I like that your recipe has been handed down.

julie said...

Delicious n yummy laddus..perfectly made!!

Tempting and lovely looking!

Never heard of these tasty little treats! They sound amazing. Love that I have a new friend who specializes in Indian cuisine. Yum!

These look delicious.

mjskit said...

These look delicious! Love the wonderful spices, especially the cardamom - one of my favorites!

K.Nor said...

hi jay.. tq for dropping by to my blog.. nice blog u have here too :)

San said...

Cute ladoos for diwali. Completely fell in love with the pics.

Making bundi laddu at home is not easy ... you have done a fantastic job!

tigerfish said...

This sure sweetens up Diwali :)

Diwali isn't complete with this sweet! Happy Diwali!

I will try to make it!....I love Diwali!!....and their sweets to celebrate!!.....Abrazotes, Marcela

Sini Cherian said...

happy diwali jay!!!!
my son loves ladoos and this looks yummy.

Sini Cherian said...

happy diwali jay!!!!
my son loves ladoos and this looks yummy.

Jay said...

Thanks for your loving comments..:)
Wishing you all a very happy advance diwali wishes..!

Indrani said...

Really lipsmacking, jay...I can't resist this boondi laddoos ever

Gayathri NG said...

Wow mouthwatering ladoos...looks perfect dear..

angsarap said...

Looks like a delicious sweets!

Stefania said...

it's a very temptation!! happy diwali

Perfectly done Jay, looks superb.

Faith said...

Great looking! Looks like a great treat Jay!

Archana said...

yummy and delicious.

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Roshu said...

I ve never tried at home...will surely try hubbys fav

Renu navin said...

Hi jay,
lovely recipes... boondhi ladoo is one of my favve.. specially teh ones with cloves and kalkandam(misri) in it...!! this goes to my to try list..
i understand that you are based in dubai now.. there is an active group of dubai food bloggers called fooderati arabia on fb.. you can check it out.. am also based in dubai..:)

Jay said...

Hy Renu Navin,
nice to hear from you. yeah...let me check the group of dubai food bloggers. Do keep in touch and have a nice day..:)

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